Sleep Apnea Treatments Centerville UT

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Intermountain Sleep disorders Center, St. Joseph Villa
(801) 463-1309
1940 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Ages Seen
16 and up

Intermountain Sleep Disorders Center at TOSH
(801) 314-2400
5770 South 240 East
Murray, UT
Ages Seen
19 and yo

Gregory Patrick Dupont, MD
(801) 967-3155
3336 Pioneer Pkwy
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut; Pioneer Valley Hospital, West Valley, Ut; Jordan Valley Hospital, West Jordan, Ut

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Intermountain Sleep disorders Center, St. Joseph Villa
(801) 463-1309
1940 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Ages Seen
16 and up

Central Utah Clinic Sleep Disorders Center
(801) 227-7378
3650 N. University Avenue
Provo, UT
Ages Seen
2yrs - 100+yrs

University of Utah Sleep~Wake Center
(801) 581-2016
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary, however clinic consultation prior t
Ages Seen
15 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Verification of insurance required
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

David Scott Peterson, MD
(801) 281-1788
1151 E 3900 S Ste B240
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: St Marks Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Wasatch Sleep Health Ctr

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Intermountain Sleep Disorders Center at TOSH
(801) 314-2400
5770 South 240 East
Murray, UT
Ages Seen
19 and yo

University of Utah Sleep~Wake Center
(801) 581-2016
375 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary, however clinic consultation prior t
Ages Seen
15 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Verification of insurance required
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Utah Sleep Medicine Center
(801) 357-7878
1055 N 300 W
Provo, UT
Doctors Refferal
Not unless patient''s insurance requires a referral
Ages Seen
>17 years
Insurance
Insurance: We accept most insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

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Losing Weight Can Cure Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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CPAP machineFor sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.

For sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.

Weight loss may not be a new miracle pill or a fancy high-tech treatment, but it is an exciting therapy for sufferers of OSA both because of its short- and long-term effectiveness and for its relatively modest price tag. Surgery doesn't last, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are only as effective as the patient's adherence, and most other devices have had disappointing outcomes, in addition to being expensive, unwieldy and having poor patient compliance. Furthermore, OSA is generally only treated when it has progressed to a moderate to severe state.

"Very low calorie diet (VLCD) combined with active lifestyle counseling resulting in marked weight reduction is a feasible and effective treatment for the majority of patients with mild OSA, and the achieved beneficial outcomes are maintained at 1-year follow-up," wrote Henri P.I. Tuomilehto, M.D., Ph.D., of the department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Kuopio University Hospital in Finland.

The prospective, randomized trial found that, in 81 patients with mild OSA, the 40 patients who were in the intervention arm underwent a diet that strictly limited caloric intake combined with lifestyle counseling lost more than 20 pounds on average in a year-and kept it off, resulting in markedly lower symptoms of OSA. The 41 patients in the control arm, who only received lifestyle counseling and lost on average less than 6 pounds, and were much less likely to see improvements in their OSA.

And not only does sustained weight loss improve OSA, it also improves the many other independently linked co-morbidities such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

"This is emphasized by our findings that, in conjunction with the improvement in AHI, significant improvements were also found in symptoms related to OSA, insulin resistance, lipids, and cardiorespiratory variables, such as arterial oxygen saturation, in patients belonging to the intervention group," wrote Dr. Tuomilehto.

Furthermore, Dr. Tuomilehto observed, "The greater the change in body weight or waist circumference, the greater was the improvement in OSA." In fact, mild OSA was objectively cured in 88 percent of the patients who l...

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